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. he even have some russian speakers joining the pro- ukraine, saying i am russian but i live in ukraine. you have a very volatile situation here and every few minutes the crowd tries to search. there have been scuffles and brawls breaking up. the interior industry troops now seem to be holding things together, seem to be holding is athe crowds but there sense that they have been approaching the problem and doors all morning and it is unclear -- they seem to want to perhaps try to get into parliament and maybe occupy the building. it is too early to say it will happen but it it is a very wait-and-see situation right now here in the center of the crimean capital at the parliament building. ondouglas herbert reporting events as they unfold in the crimean capital am a witnessing some very turbulent scenes. former president viktor yanukovych currently a wanted man. the last current sighting of him was and crimea. a warrant has been issued for his arrest by the interim authorities in kiev but on tuesday the parliament also voted to send him to the international criminal court. they
union is a bridge to the past. ukraine has the know-how and the wherewithal to stand up to russian pressure. >> what percentage of the population believes what you just said? 60%? >> a clear majority, 55% or so. among the elites, including the oligarchs, including be richest men in ukraine, is closely to 90%. the russian oligarchs have influence in the kremlin -- they are the kremlin, whereas they have no such influence. that is why you see no rallying to yanukovych. >> what possibility exist for a western agreement with russia to avoid the crisis or figure out a way that works in the best interest of ukraine and the best interest of the people both east and west in ukraine. >> a lot of the so-called ukrainian nationalist elite are the opposition who feel more comfortable in russia been ukraine. you have an identity the. follow linguistic lines. there are 17 million russians in ukraine -- that is not true, but he said that deliberately. he says that to force the link. we should not rule out that the russians are trying to figure out behind the scenes how they reach out themselves w
. >> parliament could vote for a new cabinet or prime minister. some in eastern ukraine, where russian ties are strong, are worried they'll be left out. >> nick schifrin reports from the russian border city, where the revolution is facing resistance. >> under the gaze of the man who founded the soviet union, ukraine's youth are playing an old game with new rules. this is a pro-russian city. the teenagers know that their team doesn't lead the government. there were rumours the lenin statue was coming down, as it did in half-a-dozen other states. they are ready to prevent that from happening. >> this is our history. nobody can destroy it. >> 17-year-old max says his heart is with russia. he knows ukraine's future is with the west. he's not really against. >> even great britain, you know... >> the western dreams scare an older generation that grew up soviet. these women interrupted our conversation to give max a ribbing. >> were you worried what he was saying, is that why you approached us? that's exactly why. this woman called over max demanding he tell her what he told us. she was worried t
ukraine ratcheted higher today, as lawmakers prepared to approve a new government. in crimea, pro-russian demonstrators clashed with supporters of the protest movement. meanwhile, russian president vladimir putin ordered surprise military exercises near the border with ukraine. we'll get more on all of this, right after the news summary. the u.s. military's top commander is warning the impasse on a security deal with afghanistan could embolden the taliban. army general martin dempsey -- chairman of the joint chiefs -- spoke a day after president obama ordered plans for a total u.s. withdrawal by year's end. mr. obama also spoke with karzai by phone, for the first time since last june. today, karzai's spokesman played down any tension between the two. >> 2014 is the year of withdrawal of most of us forces anyway. and there was no such discussion of a complete withdrawal in the conversation as suggested in the media. rather the point was to provide for an orderly withdrawal as already planned and already( scheduled >> ifill: the u.s. wants to leave about 10,000 troops in afghanistan after 2
of ukraine. if the russians want to stir up trouble, that's where they can do it. in the near-term, i don't think the russians will push that. if they push for civil war, you will have a republic of western ukraine is going to want to join nato imminently. outia makes a lot of money of transiting angie -- energy through ukraine and if they cannot do that, that undermines the russians. i think putin might accept the useical loss but he will his power to absolutely push the disposition of ukraine to move much closer to russia than it looks today. it is not civil war but it clearly is a heightened possibility of economic default for the ukrainian nation and long-term, that does not look airy good. >> a couple of things. there are a few hurdles to be cleared before we can look at the long-term functionality of the government. i think it is nothing short of remarkable that the entire state apparatus ditched yanukovych. on friday, i think we worried about civil war, that the government would rally behind the president, the opposition would be in the streets -- that is not what happened. you had
, the battle in ukraine shifting to the south as prorussian and anti-russian protesters scuffle in the streets. >>> a sentence for those men convicted of killing a british socialed in brood daylight. >>> and executives from credit suisse facing acquisitions of helping americans evade their taxes. ♪ >>> we begin with a divided ukraine, protesters are in the streets of the country's east where many there favor ties with russia, while in kiev they are picking a new cabinet. the riot police have now been disbanned, but the country teters on the merge of economic collapse. jennifer glasse is live from kiev. >> this city is 90% russian, it has been russian based since the 18th century, and still is. the people here very unhappy with development in kiev. so you feel left out? you feel like they didn't ask you? >> yeah, yeah, they just follow they -- they direction. we are staying aside, yeah. but now we will fight. >> reporter: and they are really unhappy about the fact that kiev made ukrainian the official language just a couple of days ago. 90% of the people here speak russian, many are ethnic ru
how close it is to ukraine's flash points, like the pro russian eastern ukraine, just to understand what might be called vladimir putin's unspoken message, something like don't push me in my own backyard. still, for several days now we've seen one russian official after the next speaking really with caution. what really seems to be driving all this uncertainty about putin's next move in ukraine is that an overriding sense he has to do something big to save face after the embarrassing collapse of his man, yanukovych. >> we're hoping russia will not see this as a continuation of the cold war. we don't see it that way. >> reporter: in any case the overall sense we're getting from experts we've spoken to over the last couple of days is putin would only use military force or do something dramatic to split ukraine apart as a last resort. >> i think ush russia needs to very careful in the judgments it makes going forward here. we are not looking for confrontation. >> reporter: nbc news, reporting from moscow, back to you. >>> it seems these days we have to have a name for just about anythi
into the real thing? any provocation from ukraine or that region that could send russian troops across boarder? >> unfortunately, yes. i'm a little worried. i don't want to go out on a limb and i don't think russian tanks will necessarily roll into ukraine, but there are ethnic russians in the eastern part of the country. ukraine, i think about georgia in 2008 where there were exercises between the russians went in. so russia has a lot of interest there. there's violence perhaps against ethnic russians and ukraine, i wouldn't rule it out. >> interestingly, the polish foreign minister just told christiane amanpour today that the thing that got ukraine president yanukovych in his view to step down was a phone call from vladimir putin. why would putin want yanukovych to step down? it seemed like yanukovych was doing what he wanted. was it this guy has no support -- >> move on. yeah. we don't know what sort of support yanukovych had of the ukrainen military, but that might have been the next step. putin might have said this isn't going well for you, time to move on, and probably feels he has other
with the story and the us and britain are rejecting suggestions that the removal of ukraine's pro russian president is the symbol of a cold war iraq east west divide us secretary of state don't carry and british foreign secretary william hague the but disputed the idea that the situation in ukraine is a zero sum game one in which one sphere of influence wins at the expense of the other. the two made the comments on the colts in washington dc. this is not the zero sum game. it is not the u west vs eased it should not be. it is not. raw show or the united states or other choices. this is about the people of ukraine and ukrainians making their choice about their future and we want to work with the russian with other countries with everybody available. to make sure this is peaceful. from this day forward because obviously the terrible violence that took place in the mind on the it was a shock to everybody in the world. bully for you. to be able to look closely with european nations in the european union economic cooperation but also of coals to be able to cooperate with russia on many issues
of the independence of ukraine. moscow russian foreign minister sergei lavrov warned ukraine should not be forced to make a choice on closer ties with the way he warned the postman. it is dangerous and counterproductive to try to force a choice when ukraine under the principle you i'd go with us or against us. then we are interested in ukraine being a part of a common european commonly in all meanings of the web the parliament in tf is trying to gain control of any situation the country the search is on for a transitional prime minister who can represent all parts of the country. and candidates are beginning to line up for the presidential election date me. tiny cake still has now made it official he will run for the nation's highest office we might as well as the whereabouts of deposed president viktor yanukovich are still unknown. mourners on my donkey and lead him from any gas. search for and has so far proved unsuccessful. ukrainian parliament want to get it right before the international court of justice in tahiti and from what we go live now to our correspondent markets for who is standing
. welcome to the program let's begin with the crisis in ukraine where there has been renewed pressure to track down ousted president viktor yanukovych. as tensions grow between pro russia and pro-e.u. supporters. they placed yanukovych on a wanted list. russian president vladimir putin has ordered military drills in the west and central regions of the country, and it's where pro-russian and ukrainian lawyers came to blows. >> they came out emphatically in support of the new leadership in kiev. they shouted it is not russia and bandits get out. they say they belong in a pro european united ukraine. deputies were to meet inside the regional parliament to discuss the future, but the muslim minority has been alarmed by talk of separatism from talk from russian politicians. >> it evolves around the parliament. and the premiere from the ukraine. >> in kiev different supporters gather together to defend their interests. some want want to return to russia and others to the region to have greater autonomy. >> this is a contest over who can shout the loudest, who has the largest number of suppo
economic instability in the region and beyond. ukraine's pro-russian president, viktor yanukovych--ousted by a pro- west uprising after he rejected closer ties with the european union is now being called a criminal for the nearly 100 protesters killed by police. while ukraine teeters on the brink of financial default-- ukraine's finance minister pleading for immediate installments in foreign aid totaling 35-billion dollars. the financial world takes notice. not only does it affect that part of the world, it affects your pocketbook. how can ukraine, a country of 46- million people half a world away be so divided as to cause instability that reaches europe and perhaps the u.s.? energy market trader phil flynn says it starts with natural gas produced in russia carried in pipelines to ukraine and beyond to europe. russia will look to raise natural gas prices on ukraine. if they cut off supplies of natural gas, europe will use more oil and it will be bullish across the energy complex. already russia has made it clear that ukraine's 15-billion dollars' worth of inexpensive deals for fue
krimea is not russian. they say they belong is a proeuropean united ukraine. the muslim minority has been al-latin americaed by talk of acce separatetism. >> it is outraged by information, information involving parliamenting wants to separate our -- our muslim chrimea to different state. >> reporter: some want chrimea to return to russia. others want greater autonomy. this is a contest over who can shout the loudest, who has the largest number of supporters, and who cares more about the future of chrimea and ukraine. police looked stressed. it may be up to them to keep the peace. ♪ >>> anti-government protests are continuing for a second day in turkey. the rallies seen here organized by turkey's leading opposition. they are angry about a corruption scandal involving the government just a day ago. an audiotape was leaked of the president telling his son to hide millions in cash. the prime minister says it was fabricated. turkey's president has signed a new law tightening the grip on the judiciary. and parliament has passed a law strengthening control over the internet. in december an inv
this military alert and what's going on in ukraine, i think the russian government would be well aware that reminding it's rivals and it's neighbors of russian military might at a time when russian military influence has just taken a big dent in central europe certainly won't hurt russian interests at all. >> traumatic new pictures from a refugee camp in syria. this is in a makeshift camp of tents in the middle of a war zone made up mostly of bombed out buildings. roxana has been looking into this for us. >> reporter: the story i'm about to tell you is a story of hardship. this photo shows hordes of people tired, hungry and gaunt. they're ready to get food from u.n. which started delivering food last month. it's dangerous work. the camp is caught in a cross fire between syrian government and opposition forces. you can see some of the shelled out homes. one refugee told the u.n. that hell in this camp would be better. we boiled spices in water and drank and ate the grass until it was gone. >> reporter: we have reports of women dieing in childbirth. widespread report of children with mal
coast a region has become the new battle ground in the fight for the ukraine, it's pro russian and has rejected the new government. >> we want to join the russian federation. everyone, everybody in our house wants to. >> translator: this is a coup de ta, it's clear, there is nothing else to say. the person who got cold feed should have acted once and taken radical measures and there would have been fewer victims and everything could have been involved if a legal framework now there is chaos, around arc i. in fact the state of ukraine does not exist anymore. >> russian ships and troops descend odd upon a military base in the region heightenin heights over a possible russian invasion, since the president's ouster thousands of pro russian demonstrators have gathered to protest the new government. ukraine's interim president has called for an emergency session over fears of growing separatist sent in the that country. >>> after the break here on "america tonight," a shake up in the sooner state. earthquakes almost every day. what's behind oklahoma's seismic activity? and later in the progr
miles to his hometown, also in eastern ukraine near the russian border. everyone thought that eastern ukraine was safe territory for viktor yanukovych. but when he arrived at the airport in his hometown, he discovered that authorities were blocking the takeoff of the two private falcon jets that were waiting for him. he then fled by car, heading to the peninsula 400 miles away where his allies, the russians, base their black sea fleet. according to ukraine's new interior minister, the last we know of president yanukovych's movements is when he was heading for the airport in the south peninsula. but he must have been alerted to the fact that authorities were waiting for him there, and so yanukovych gathered his team and asked who wanted to remain with him and who wanted to leave now that the parliament had stripped him of power and charged him with mass murder for the dozens of people shot during the uprisi uprising. he's off with his much younger girl friend, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. one has him safely on a russian ship. others have him hiding in the historic p
flew to eastern ukraine, close to the russian border where he spent the night in a state residence. while there, he went on ukrainian television to say defiantly that he would not resign and that he would not leave the country, but then he did not show up for a gathering of his allies. instead, he got back in his helicopter and flew 200 miles to his hometown, also in eastern ukraine near the russian border. everyone thought that eastern ukraine was safe territory for viktor yanukovych. but when he arrived at the airport in his hometown, he discovered that authorities were blocking the takeoff of the two private falcon jets that were waiting for him. he then fled by car, heading to the peninsula 400 miles away where his allies, the russians, base their black sea fleet. according to ukraine's new interior minister, the last we know of president yanukovych's movements is when he was heading for the airport in the south peninsula. but he must have been alerted to the fact that authorities were waiting for him there, and so yanukovych gathered his team and asked who wanted to remain wit
with ukraine. the russian defense minister said troops will check readiness for action in crisis situations. russian officials deny any plans to move militarily on ukraine. and u.s. secretary of state john kerry is downplaying any east-west tensions, quipping to nbc, quote, this is not rocky roi iv. >> democrats are preparing to launch a new wave of political attacks on republicans alleging a so-called war on women, but in the second part of his story on how obamacare could devastate home health care, jim ingle reports democrats are vulnerable because the administration's moves will disproportionately hurt women. >> the administration's cuts to home health care providers, mostly women, was mystifying to politicians of both parties, as well as care givers like dr. david fischer, who makes house calls to treat seniors in their homes, fulfilling one of the promises of obamacare. >> the home health services people are receiving is actually bending the cost curve down. and i think if we focus more on that aspect of our health care system, we'll bend that cost curve even further. >> then why cut
we're going to see a very busy day in parliament del. >> and in ukraine demonstrations in the streets where you are. tell us about that. >> that's right. people came out on the streets. they have taken down the ukrainian flag and they're flying the russian flag. we've seen incredible clashes between the minority and pro-russian majority here. they were worried they would come out one way or another. we saw a lot of pushing, shoving, hitting people with bottles. it shows the deep divisions here. you know, del, crimea was not part of ukraine until 1954, and the portion where i am did not become part of ukraine in later. many people here are russian, they speak russian and they tell me they want to be part of russia. they feel deep sentiments here. they're very upset that ukraine on sunday was made the official language of the country. they feel that marginalizes them, so they look to moscow, and from moscow we're hearing--some worrying signs of vladimir putin has announced there are exercises going on near the border with ukraine. they are totally unrelated but certainly making ukrainia
stretching the russian citizenship for ethnic russians in ukraine spoken prison camp of separatism. russia is trying to use hawk pilot in order to influence the situation in ukraine. it's not willing to violate the sovereignty of ukraine. it's not about to make any territorial claim but at the same time russia is ready to help its compact read too much in trouble the smoothness of policy muslim tosses of the original crime and that now form a minority. history makes them wary of russia yes you you will. many russians set sold head off to the deportation of crime and top says. and they still fail not just as nik the russian but that they belong spiritual needs of the russian state. and this explains that deep desire to be with russia and to be included in the russian states. who knew you think you can use the mini show both useful and screws and see you all be anything but this cat is that tensions are rising international observers have stressed that ukraine shoul't become a new battleground between east and west. jonas sound volunteers have begun pouring out of the documents left behind a
disturbing fallout from the violent upheaval in ukraine and it comes as thousands of pro and anti-russian demonstrators take to the streets in ukraine's southern region of crimea, and where russian bases its own black sea fleet. frederik pleitgen is on the ground for us. tell us what's going on. >> reporter: hi, wolf. yeah, there's a big russian population here in the peninsula, and a lot of those russians want crimea to be part of russia rather than ukraine. that's why you had this massive demonstration today where both sides faced off against each other. take a look what happened there. there. when tensions fly this high, there's very little room for debate. thousands of pro-ukrainian and pro-russian protesters faced off on the peninsula, an area with a substantial russian population. the question, should it remain ukrainian or join russia? crimesashgs a ukrainian territory, this man says, and all the demands handed to russia are totally baseless. on the pro-russian side, a very different view. crimea should be russian, he says, in russia there are many cultures and they all have rights
, and president putin's decision to put russian troops on ukraine's border has raised fears that russia will try to intervene in ukraine's politics. in the crimea region in the south of the country, also home to a large russian naval base, clashes broke out. country me is is not rush-- crimea is not russia one group chanted. back in the square, katerina had a stark message for putin. >> leave ukraine alone. leave ukraine. leave our people to make our future. don't disturb us any more. >> pelley: clarissa ward is joining us from in front of the barricades in the square. clarisa, you talked about ukraine being broke. the value of the currency has been dropping like a stone. did anything today change that? that's right, scott. today it even hit a 10-year low. it has decreased nearly 20% just in the last month alone. what this underscores is how serious this crise is and those new leader leaders who were up t stage tonight, they're going to face some really tough choices bah the economic reforms this country needs to survive are going to be very painful and very unpopular. >> pelley: and the u.s. ha
as the struggle between east and west continues to intensify in ukraine. coming amid dueling protests in the crimea region. supporters of the ukraine's new interim government want closer ties to europe and to america. they are clashing with the pro-russian demonstrators. percent scenes on the streets in kiev and other cities in ukraine. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot joins me live from london. what are we hearing about this and the russian military being combat ready for this situation, greg? >> reporter: exactly, martha. the fear along russia might get involved in the unrest in neighboring ukraine. those fears have been stoked today. russian president vladmir putin calling what he says is an your gent drill to test the combat readiness of his armed forces in the western part of russia including areas bordering ukraine. analysts cautions that he orders these drills regularly, six in last year. the time something interesting. russian officials do say they're taking new measures to protect the russian black sea fleet which has a big port in crimea in southern ukraine w
.s. committing any land force into the ukraine. of those issues. the russians, should they be committing a land force into the ukraine? i think he will squander the 50 billion or 60 billion he spent in the olympics. this will accelerate the development of the fellow -- of alternative sources of energy. you will see fracking going on on steroids. we have to reduce the power of the russians that are behaving this way. the power comes to guns and gas. if we can reduce the dependence on their oil and gas, they will have less power and president cutin will not be that popular and the russian people might think there is a better way to go. you to knowthem rip that? >> i think he knows that and i think he is flexing his muscles to show that he still really powerful, in the military sense at least. basically, that system, depending upon guns and gas cannot survive in the long-term. they have got to reform their system so it is not state-owned, it is not a bunch of oligarchs and a bunch of corruption that infiltrates the entire economy. that is what is happening in the ukraine and not what happened in r
wants t hurt ukraine. and he certainly wants to grab his much of it has heanor his reborn russian empire. lou: to the proposed cuts to pentagon budget. vice president chaney, -- dick chen last night, saying, that president obamaould rather spent money on food sfasms tha stamps than on military, how drastic are they there they are drastic, problem is that, there is no coherent mitary strategy behind them. you put the system, he is saving, -- hagel saving, one he is cutting, you put that together they -- the pieces don't fit, they are not good against china, they can't do counte insurgency, they are all over the place this budget is not a military budget,t say political budget. and what it does, punishes troops, to preserve profits for favored contractors, and. it is not about military readiness, there is one thing i will say, everyone is talking about robert gates book, duty, a few he read it, if y read it, you see, it obama has a deep suspicicion of, alowingg of our military -- a loathing of our military. that is what comes across this is a left punishing military, mihaping it and by the
minister. they say it has not tag with ukraine, but it's russian forces being pushed through these unannounced tests. basically making sure that the army, the navy, and the air force can react to any perceived threats as quickly as they should be able to. now they did say that the athleteathletesfleetsare being . now, said what is going on with the ukraine there are probably people who are fairly high up in the defense ministry and in the asian government as well. at a time when it's influence in central and eastern europe has taken a big dent recently. it certainly is no bad thing to do from a russian geopolitical perspective. >> while ukrainians in the capitol city are celebrating the cowser of president viktor yanukovych, others in crimea are not happy. >> reporter: some were not happy to see our camera because we're foreign they think we won't tell the truth. the flags here are russian, not ukrainian, and blame the west for what is happening in kiev. >> no, i'm not happy. it is ignite from outside. i am sure europe and america support in revolution. >> the area has been a
space overall. >>> in ukraine, russian president vladimir putin ordered an meet test of combat readiness in western russia. chief international correspondent michelle caru caruso-cabrera is live. is there rhetoric from medevev and now this. where are we headed? >> that's the big question, and we'll show you video in a moment of a situation that's going on. let's tell you what's happening here in my right shoulder. 45 minutes, there's going to be a big meeting down there. the protesters along with the current acting leaders are going to discuss who the new members of cabinet are going to be with the protesters, trying to get approval so that way they can announce a new government tomorrow. we'll go down there and see what it's like. it's crucial to form a new government because the imf, international countries that want to lend this -- lend ukraine money need somebody to negotiate with. right now they don't have anybody to give money to. that's an important step. let's show you why they need the money. look at ukraine's currency. it's now trading at 10, maybe even weaker. it was 8 to the
of the phone. there is a long way to go before ukraine can bank on this money. >> give me a sense to the size of the country. it is primarily russian in the crime area -- in the crimea. if i should have a vacuum of power, the tension in the region rises. >> that is right. there've been demonstrations in southern ukraine in the crimea from pro-russian factions. some people going as far to call for a referendum in terms of reuniting or annexing themselves with russia. that is the more extreme element of what is going on in the crimea. there are concerns for the russian speaking parts of the country about what is happening in tf -- kiev. russians have gone so far to say it is almost a terrorist coup that is taking place. at the moment, things are relatively stable but we know there are very interesting examples of crowds gathering around patches of land and protecting them in the days after the uprising last week. topple thet of those parts of the country. in the south, you're seeing some tension. things are under control right now but the situation is volatile. >> thank you for that report. fou
accusing washington of fuel. protests all are. ukraine's president on the run since his ouster last saturday with moscow seriously brooding. one senior russian lawmaker on a trip to crimea pledging to protect from the trees there if their lives are endangered over and give this tuesday it's all about feeling the power vacuum that yvonne gorgeous dani has the story a warm embrace between ukraine and the eu former prime minister yulia tymoshenko made eu foreign policy chief catherine ashton on tuesday. as the opposition appears to form a new government. ashton emphasized the need for unity. you need to work together and you need to recognize the importance of accountability by facing the heat to two buildings legal thinking. i'm feeling show. well open and transparent and respond to the people. while. among the frontrunners for the post of prime minister. our city gets a new kitchen mission call to mind an actual person co one of ukraine's wealthiest are darks catherine ashton emphasize the ears role is not to interfere in the process to help and said russia's support was key in movi
has accelerated this revolution in ukraine -- compare it to the russian intervention in georgia in august, 2008 -- many more people killed, a much less attention. more con activity has shown a huge spotlight on what has happened and what is also fascinating is yanukovich began to bleed supporters as soon as he lost the conductivity. there is a challenge that goes back to the marketing that he or she who can best capture their cause at 140 characters has a better chance of getting the general public around the world behind them. >> what about the images? the images have been so powerful. isn't that almost bigger than the words themselves? >> the images are powerful in terms of creating demand for action. shining that spotlight on what's happening. look at syria -- you have 140,000 people dead and there is no shortage of horrific videos. it doesn't make a difference at all. at the end of the day, technology can create that demand and at transparency but it still requires the will of government and leaders and in on the ground movement to affect change. >> getting connected is only
at least in eaatern ukraine. in south. where ethnic russian population, russian-speaking population is predominant. lou: susan rice warned russia not to do that, surely they would not do that despite her warning? >> yeah, i was struck. when she said that on sunday television show, that set off alarm bells, as a former intelligence officer, she was stirring a hornet'sest iesttest in that no -- nest that no one else is messing with, that tell us we've seen them to the border going to height know states of alert, putin is still deciding what he can do, what he can do, his best approach, ukraine is not out of the woods, putin is proud, he feels humiliated. he is furious, he wants to hurt ukraine. and he certainly wants to grab his much of it has he can for his reborn russian empire. lou: to the proposed cuts to pentagon budget. vice president chaney, -- dick cheney last night, saying, that president obama would rather spent money on food sfasms tha stamps than on military, how drastic are they there they are drastic, problem is that, there is no coherent military strategy behind them. y
in ukraine, the defense ministry is not commenting on this russian announcement. u.s. officials suspect there's nothing too offensive about it at this stage and this could, in fact, be intended to impress a domestic russian political audience, wolf. >> and what do you know about the latest confrontations that seem to be flaring in southern ukraine right now? >> reporter: yes, so this is the south of the country, and in a region known as the crimere. the russian government has a big lease on a naval facility there. its black sea fleet. a big chunk of the population see themselves as ethnically russian. today a flashpoint between thousands of people screaming krimere is part of russia, another outside the parliamentary building saying it's part of ukraine. it looked for a while like it could have been the potentially violent flashpoint between pro ukrainian-pro russian groups that people have been fearing. a lot of pushing and shoving. very rowdy. one person died at the scene, although it's not clear how. eventually some local political leaders told everyone to come out, calm down, and go home.
-and anti-russian demonstrators broke out in ukraine. they clashed outside a parliament building where lawmakers were holding a crisis session. attention is especially high after russian vladimir putin ordered military exercises to test readiness. this is what you will find if website. mt. gox's the ceo says he is working on a problem plaguing the equinix change. he says he still in japan and also wants people to stop asking questions of his staff. they have been instructed not to say anything. in the meantime, the fbi said to be hoping possible, will best possible criminal charges. from the gridiron to the diamond, quarterback for florida state, also plays for the seminoles baseball team. he had two at-bats in a next mission game against the yankees yesterday. a groundout and strikeout. nader he said it was close to -- later he said playing the yanks was close to surreal. earnings bonanza today. we will start with retail. target topping estimates. talkedmbie & fitch also the analyst estimates. the company announced it would buy back $159 worth of shares in the current quarter. lowe's
the russian-speaking portion backed by moscow saying terrorists are imposing their will in ukraine. some people are openly calling for cessation, a split from the country. greg palkot is there. >> reporter: we're seeing unrest in some areas of ukraine the past couple days. some people are upset about the western tilt to the revolution sweeping that country. crimea, home to a big ethnic russian population, people were out protesting change and yes, even calling for secession for ukraine. there is one unconfirmed report of one death. crimea again is the home port for the russian black sea fleet and russian firms today said they would take measures to safeguard the facility amidst a broader call of a urgent drill of russian armed forces in the western part of russia, including along the boarder with ukraine. that call coming from president vladmir putin. he made the announcement today. aids say that the not related to the events in ukraine but the time something alarming to some and western military alliance, nato, came out and offered its support for what it calls a sovereign, independent
? lam, somewhere in the eastern part of russia or the ukraine, where the russian speaking people live. >> rush already, right? >> apparently he did not even learn ukrainian until he was in his 30's. >> i wonder if he is going to end up working with edward snowden. if vladimir putin has a lodge for dissidents. >> would russia actually taken? >> is their fault that he is in the situation he is in. >> they are taking other people that we do not like, like snowden. >> not all of us do not like ed snowden. >> i mean that not me personally, but the united states of america. so, we shall see. >> an odd couple, if they ended up in the same two-bedroom apartment. >> a good show. >> ♪[hums attune] beware, jpmorgan chase is moving 2000 employees to offices in the metro tech center in brooklyn. they are consolidating real estate as they push is -- is a push to trim expenses and simplify by exiting certain businesses. they are getting out of private equity and consolidating. the metro tech center is like where it is at. this is really in demand. >> the brooklyn? >> you live in bronxville. you th
. moments ago we saw more headlines on the crimean leadership of southern ukraine, where the russian navy sends their boats, deciding that they will not split apart from the ukraine. it is a chess match. our bloomberg diplomacy correspondent joins us. goingd say that this is pretty much to script right now. what should we expect in the coming hours and coming days between europe and russia? >> look, this is a clear sign that was -- president putin is not happy with the revolution and the turn of events in the ukraine, but let's remember that this is not the first such surprise drill he has ordered in various parts of russia since he came back to power in 2012. each time he said the military had to be kept on its toes. in this case it seems to be clearly linked to the ukraine in a situation where with the u.s. and western europe and the european union on one side, rush on the other, they have been allied behind different forces in the ukraine. >> you are so good at the crazy politics of europe. who is the lead voice, the lead institution of europe to push back? all along, the institution t
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leaders warning we will be watching. the russian president vladimir putin ordered an urgent drill for troops in western russia. that's along the country's border with the ukraine where bloody protests drove the president into hiding after he cozied up to the kremlin. now we're seeing new demonstrations in ukraine. fist fights broke out in the streets in the south today. on one side folks who want the country to align with the russians, on the other side those pushing to go the way of the west, who want nothing to do with their former russian rulers. russia's leaders have said publicly they will not interfere with ukraine. but the prime minister, said that the situation is putting russia's interests at risk. that's the same thing russian officials said right before invading the former soviet republic of georgia in 2008. now u.s. officials are warning russ russia, do not make a repeat in the ukraine. with us now the former defense secretary william cohen. he also served in congress during much of the cold war. secretary cohen, how serious is this situation? the development of it so
's president. today in southern ukraine, new scuffles are flaring between pro russian protesters and those seeking ties with the west. tell us more, frederick? >> reporter: we're on the scene here where you had pro ukrainian and pro russian protesters facing off against each other. one think we have to say all of it is very peaceful. the protest is coming to a close right now. what happened was there was a lot of screaming, you had the russian side screaming russia crimea and this part that's not part of russia. a lot of screaming and pushing and shoving but so far no violence. certainly there's a lot of tension here in this part of ukraine. lot of people of russian heritage that feel their heritage is under threat that feel the russian language here in this country might be under threat, that feel their culture might be under threat. right now there's a lot of tension in this country which is a very divided one. >> back here at home a new study shows the ratified obesity among young children fell sharply in the last decade, plummeting a whopping 43% among 2 to 5-year-olds. that's a good t
successor voiced concerns about signs of separatism in the mainly-russian speaking republic of crimea. james mates of independent television news is in crimea with this report. >> reporter: if ukraine's new leaders are worried about their country splitting in two nowhere is that danger greater than in its southernmost territory, the crimea. the flags you see at demonstrations here are russian. the demands, stop maidan. stop what is happening in kiev. "russia, russia" they shout and demand a referendum on rejoining what they call the motherland. >> crimea and russia is one, it's one nation. >> reporter: are you russian or ukrainian? >> my passport is ukrainian but i am russian. it is in this atmosphere that the new acting president of ukraine told parliament today he was heading to a security council meeting to address the potential splintering of his country. the crimean city of sevastapool will have been top of his list of concerns. this man is the new mayor here. not elected but imposed by a crowd of 15,000 two days ago. his supporters now gather here every day, their message if kiev can o
't down. -- highest we saw >> that is something i will continue to monitor as the russian and ukraine clinical tension increases. jcpenney.ching the department store earnings today after the close. the underlying shares falling today, little change now. here today, jcpenney are at 35%. options have really moved here. this is a very headed -- heavy shortage stop. -- up 14 and 15%. it is quite a lot. a lot of negativity is priced in. fundamentals are still weak. the base at which they are deteriorating has stayed now and calm down. i believe options are expensive. this is not a trade for the weak hearted, but you could sell out the money options here. >> how far out would you want to be with jcpenney? >> very short dated. want to get yourself entangled here. >> just as a note, the last time jcpenney reported results, the stock moved -- it was a downward surprise and the stock moved to by 8.4%. it moved to the upside. you have a short-term trade which were reports earnings tomorrow. what is your trade. >> it is very straightforward. i think the stock stays. i like the company but i don't
will putin demand. does he want all of ukraine? will he settle for the eastern third? the russians believe kiev is their ancient root. we don't know what's in putin's head except he's not going to back down. he's not like president obama. when putin threatens something, he carries through on the threat. this -- we've seen act one, it's intermission. act two is coming and it could be very ugly and bloody, gretchen. >> it will be interesting to see how the u.s. reacts to all of it. >> or fails to act. >> clinton and current president, legal basis withholding what's described as a treasure trove of white house record from the clinton years expires. that happened more than a year ago. 33,000 page of documents still not publicly being disclosed. now the feds control the files. in the past president obama has promised to improve access to presidential records. as hillary clinton considers a white house bid in 2016, will she and bill push to keep these files under wraps? joining me now bret baier, anchor of special report. that's a loaded question for you. all these documents could be released an
ukraine is in need of a credible government now because the country is in running out of money. bank today they watched the ukrainian currency low.n all-time crimean city there were opposedpro russians who the new government scuffled with crimean tartars. hey ordered a massive military exercise close to ukraine's border but said it was not events.d to in kiev there is still mourn in. ukraine's new leaders warned the country is on the disaster. they mourn the dead but they must think of the future of the country. discuss what go i had is going on in ukraine and u.s. he options are with senator christopher murphy who december to iev in address the protesters. ordering the exercises how concerned are you bout strong-arm tactics from moscow? >> i think we are very concerned. secret from de no the beginning they will likely do everything they can to ukrainian citizens from exercising their will which is to join an affiliation with european union. they made no bones about the act both privately and frankly to some of us in senate publicly signs the european agreement at the end of last year they
are taking place in the russian enclave of crimia. the value of ukraine's currency is plunging as they struggle to keep the country afloat. >> john kerry says the world should unit and support ukrainians and rejected suggestions of a cold war rivalry between u.s. and moscow. >> it's not a zero-some game, it's not west versus east - shut not be. it's not russia or the united states or other choices it's about people, ukrainians making their choices. we want to work with russia, other countries, everyone available to make sure this is peaceful from this day forward, because obviously the terrible violence that took place in the maydan was a shock to everyone in the world. >> tim friend joins us live from kiev. take us through the developments on the ground and what is expected to happen later today? >> sure. as you have been hearing from john kerry, what i think everyone is striving for now, not only the international community, but the people in kiev, and we are just a few hunt dread metres -- hundred metres away from the epicentre from what is regarded as a revolution. what the
and the unrest there. meantime, today new clashes are breaking out in eastern ukraine between pro-russian protesters and those demanding closer ties to the west. ukraine's ousted president remains on the run. >>> and here at home people in southern california are bracing for potentially devastating floods. they could see more rain in the next four days and the reason, than they saw all of last year. thousands of acres charred by recent wildfires meanwhile, will be unable to hold that water. it sets the stage for destructive mud slides there. ginger will have a complete forecast in just a moment. >>> of course, the west is in the midst of a record drought and that is helping to drive up the cost of your morning cereal now. oat prices are approaching a five-year high. >>> this morning, arizona's governor is offering no hint on whether she plans to sign a contentious bill that some call sanctioned discrimination against gays. the bill which has prompted large protests in phoenix would allow businesses -- business owners to refuse service to gays in the name of religious freedom. now, several
, ukraine's youth are playing an old game just with new rules. this is a pro-russian city. these teenagers know for the first time, their team doesn't lead the government so are figuring out how to rally from behind. there were rumors the statue was coming down, as it does in half a dozen other cities. they are ready to prevent that from happening. >> the town thinks this is our history and nobody can destroy it. >> 17-year-old max said his heart is are russia but knows ukraine's future is with the west, which he is not against. >> dreams of being with great britain. >> those western dreams scare an older generation who grew up soviet. these women interrupted our conversation to give max a ribbon that celebrates soviet soldiers who died in word war two. >> were you worried about what he would say? >> that's exactly why. this woman calls over a rather embarrassed max and demands he tells her what he already told us and started wagging her finger at me. she's worried i'm spreading anti russian lies and is worried the russian generation is forgetting how much they owe to their soviet grandpar
of europe all stopped on tuesday, the russian foreign minister lavrov said ukraine should not be forced to choose sides. it is dangerous and counterproductive to try to force upon ukraine a choice on the principle you're either with us or against us. we're interested in ukraine being part of a common european family in all senses of this word. but in the united states, the mayor of jackson, mississippi, chokwe lumumba, has died from heart failure at the age of 66 among less than the year after he was elected. a longtime black nationalist organizer an attorney, lumumba has been called america's most revolutionary mayor. we will discuss his legacy and hear from him in his own words after the headlines. a former guantÁnamo prisoner who spent nearly three years in u.s. custody without charge has been arrested in britain on accusations related to the conflict in syria. is lease say moazzam begg suspected of attending a terrorist training camp and "facilitating terrorism overseas." he is director of the prisoner advocacy group cage. he published an article about visiting syria to probe repor
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